[mythtv-users] DirecTV HTTP Server

jmk jmk at foofus.net
Sun Dec 5 16:23:58 UTC 2010

On Nov 23, 2010, at 11:08 AM, Greg Oliver wrote:
>> I'm currently using a D11 (via PVR-250), H21-100 (HD-PVR) and OTA
>> (HDHomerun) with Myth. The output from the D11 and H21-100 are decent,
>> but there's really little discernible difference. The H21 output simply
>> doesn't compare to the OTA content, which is excellent. Is DirecTV HD
>> really that bad and not much, if any, better than their SD? It seems
>> silly to be paying for HD content, when it's the same quality as what I
>> get from the SD D11. I'm curious if others are seeing different results
>> for DirecTV SD vs DirecTV HD vs OTA HD.
> Yeah, dtv has very few high bitrate HD channels.  A couple ESPns, CNN, and a couple discovery channels is it.  All others are crap low bitrate upscales..  You're right though - only ESPN and discoveries can even come close to atsc..

I found the issue: my H21 had been setup for a 3-LNB, not Slimline-5, dish. I was only ever receiving a SD signal. I guess I've payed a good chunk of change for service I was never actually receiving.  There is now a noticeable difference between the D11 SD and the H21 HD picture.

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